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protests rage in egypt reports of at least seven people dead and scores injured as supporters and opponents of the president clash amid fear is calls for morsi to step down. european states are outraged at the u.s. placing a key trade pact in jeopardy after the latest leaks from n.s.a. whistleblower snowden show america has been bugging tapping and cyber monitoring the office. meanwhile snowden is still stranded in a moscow airport with ecuador pointing at russia to decide his fate while the kremlin says the n.s.a. leaker this case is not on its agenda at all.
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and live from moscow this is r.t.m. sean thomas let's get right to the top stories we begin in egypt where the death toll in overnight protests has risen to seven including two demonstrators killed by gunfire at the muslim brotherhood headquarters in cairo the army estimates that millions have taken to the streets across the country accusing president morsi of failing to deliver on the promises he made a year ago the opposition is demanding the resignation of the islamist leader having set a deadline of tuesday for him to leave archies bell true has the details from cairo . we're seeing violent scenes there ruckus across the country during nationwide demonstrations against president obama mostly on the first anniversary of his term in office because the clashes happening outside the missing brotherhood's main head school today so apparently hundreds all people turned up at the building attacked
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it with money talks on rocks and there were only in fact had to intervene tearing take out of the crowds in the pizza clear that the military for their products said a few things going they did not once you get involved in politics however if situations did become bloody they would start to step in the police could have gone a new way to be seen i think on the street so they have seen a single police officer they on securing the buildings we had reports that said president obama knows he has a left in the capital. for security reasons as these protests continue and potentially violent escalate through the evening hundreds of thousands all from texting chanting against the president's and here they came here today cool for him to resign and this was overnight by a glossy finish to the motto through the rebel keep cool to eat money seek out the twenty two million signatures they say winning for the ounce of the president's resoundingly chance here which means leave all gifts out so people here are waving
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the red cards like a football pitch the symbolism that they want the president to step down the opposition process their promise saying they don't want to have any more dialogue and that this is a make or break moment however that the president just found a base of support as he she is a group of islam is parties who are backing the president including the muslim brotherhood's freedom and justice party they say the president was democratically elected three fair elections the country cherry sims and therefore the only way to remove him from office is through the budget folks they have slammed from the streets campaigns like tomorrow as thugs and illegal and have said that a lot of these protests and not legitimate and they don't work. send the voice of the country the president for his part said he would have signed up with the opposition to cool down protest is not to be financed with releasing his and to find it egypt he knew he was supporting the president and those who are against the president neither side is willing to sit back down and read the tensions are rising
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which is why we're seeing these episodes of finding it's very difficult to see what this is going to. parties build true in egypt for us now political activist ahmed naguib who spoke to us from cairo said that morsi is now playing paying for the numerous promises he made during the arab spring and hasn't kept. for the people the statement is regardless of the political process it's people's will that is outs and that against anyone who thinks they can hijack this revolution merci not offensive any of his promises not even his own elections program so that people you know looking for him is no mean that kind of because he's never been those promises that he came to any good to be elections this year came through a revolution and he did not respect that revolution the one thing that the other thing is that i would like to see very much if you define none fragmented opposition that can negotiate with a cutting government
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a smooth transition and at peace with one it's very important that the muslim brotherhood realize that. not going to go anywhere and that they really need to rethink their strategies and transition smoothly and give up the powers because there's no talk about credibility and legitimacy and it was the entire nation out on the streets well we want to know what you think we're asking online that are to dot com how the situation in egypt will develop let's take a look at how it's panning out so far right now forty one percent of you this big part of the pie in blue say that morsi will continue his rule as a dictator and suppress the opposition the thirty one percent piece in pink says that the government will actually collapse and it will present a political can't task for a fee for egypt then twenty one percent in gold say that there will be a military coup that will have to bring stability and then a small sliver seven percent tiny bit in green say that morsi will step down and
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then people from the mubarak rule will then take over power you can have your say online and catch up with live pictures from egypt on here square as well as our to you don. what happened to the arab spring dream. first freely elected president any change fear poverty cannot make failure violence remain egypt's attempt to escape chaos leave us what we see for. egypt a year in chaos. the n.s.a. spy scandal continues to grow fueled by fresh leaks from edward snowden revelations of european union offices being the target of u.s. snooping have set alarm bells ringing across the block with its leaders demanding an explanation from washington let's take a look berlin continues to express its anger with the u.s. is spying with germany's justice minister slamming washington for its cold war tactics putting a bilateral free trade pact in jeopardy now the head of the e.u.
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parliament described the situation as a huge scandal pointing out the necessity of a thorough investigation to belgium now where the prime minister there called for an immediate stop to the n.s.a. surveillance program while in the tiny country of luxembourg the foreign minister there well they said the u.s. should monitor its own spies rather than snoop on its allies his french counterpart said paris wants an answer from washington as soon as possible. peter all over has more on the story for us. what's the the documents that says that they received through edward snowden were able to see part of says is that the national security agency were well spying on the e.u. just about everywhere they could that they were toughing phones they were hacking their computer networks at the un in washington d.c. also that they were booking premises in brussels and carrying out the same type of
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. phone tapping and computer hacking there as well germany came out is one of the the countries that was most spied on as part of this prism operation by the n.s.a. something that raised a few eyebrows and certainly posed a few questions when chancellor angela merkel met with president barack obama a little while ago now what we're also seeing is that it's the same type of thing as this came out regarding the the booking of then president dmitri made yet it so it seems that no matter who you were wherever you were you were subject to why it tops and computer hacking and having your premises bugged by the n.s.a. now one interesting part of this article says it quote saying that the e.u. were a target a definite target for this type of surveillance and also says that five years ago
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the e.u. itself had looked into phone calls it had been made to them had traced phone calls apparently back to a n.s.a. office that was based inside the nato compound in brussels so they certainly had suspected that they were under surveillance but it's a very different thing suspecting that somebody is watching you to then finding out through these type of leaked documents that they certainly were watching you and just how closely they're watching you indeed or to put it all over for us there in germany as washington's main target in the. and according to the latest reports to an even larger extent than previously believed around half a billion phone calls e-mails text messages and chat transcriptions are being monitored by the n.s.a. every day earlier my colleague lucy caf and i spoke to intelligence expert dr newdow. who said that the roots of the snooping conflict are closely tied to money supply between friends. it's not absolutely new we have the
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group all into science and want to solve one from the european parliament that we've we'll go over. it came up oh it was to be discussed but then came september eleventh. and that was that new issue from that moment on the intelligence service that we need we need to spying on allies this is just to protect you against terrorists and you just mentioned terrorism but i mean these aren't these kind of trance can cooperate openly on terrorism they don't have to spy for terrorist purposes exactly you're absolutely right so this is spying for economical reasons mainly it is economical espionage. to steal national secrets from companies to destroy jobs and to import jobs to their own countries so what the americans like to do is to destroy jobs in countries like germany in concrete
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select from there to the reality of what we do with the public is just to say it is the chinese to spy for economical reasons it's a russian. or whatever it reality of the biggest enemy on this issues the united states is the united kingdom so its allies spying against all odds. snowden's leaks pointed to a british surveillance operation even more vast than the american one and according to the national budget review unveiled of this week despite over a live in levin billion pounds worth of spending cuts u.k. spies are in line for a generous generous funding boost parties are so it has the details. but what's been widely reported as the biggest winner in this in this review of the budget is really its resolution intelligence service that comprises of the m i five yes my six and we can see if you wish of course we know have been in the spotlight particularly. after as would snow there be an american who had made revelations on
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the extent of the kind of spying that the crew have been doing on the iraqi citizens and ya know what they're going to see is a real term increase of more if there's three percent and the rationale behind it according to all is one is that there are some a continuing threat of terrorism let's get more on this from the intelligence analysts glenmore treanor harvey thank you very much for joining us now first of all in light of edward snowden's revelations it just happened a few days ago and we see an increase in the budget of the in particular what does that mean i have to say that i don't think his revelations did have an effect just so happens at this time because constraints and especially budgetary increases take a long time to work out the thing is of course is that the spotlight is on british intelligence as
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a result of edward snowden so revelations the whole world is concentrating on what we are doing so it does seem a little on to the general public it would not have been surprising if they had just kept the budget as it were that would have been understandable but a three percent increase and so first we have the rationale of security this issue is terrorism on the other hand you have the backlash from the revelations of snowden and you have austerity cuts in other sectors which really affect the british people so how how do we view this how was this justified. i am biased in my arms rather having an association with the services yes i think it is i'm surprised that the extent. when you're talking about the g.d.p. of britain increasing by one percent a year to have a three percent increase this is quite extraordinary but it will be seen media comment to say that in the light of snowden's revelations that this is
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a british government saying we're not concerned about that we are going to go ahead we're not embarrassed on the other hand snowden's leaks have also shed some light on the so called the prism program washington use it to collect massive amounts of data from all over the world which it says was used to foil terror plots and improve national security but. reports the real terrorists may be out of reach for the snooping software. and there is suppose a quest for preventing terror attacks and increasing security prism only gathers data from the internet big players such as google facebook and so on but most of those who look forward to harvest or terrorist related information can find it only on the appropriate forums which are hidden deep within the so-called underwear none of these resources in that realm are actually indexed by the major search engines and in fact google how that one point admitted that it indexes a tiny fraction of just one percent of all data that's available on the web if you
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imagine it as an iceberg that you can understand that prism only covers the very top the very tip of the iceberg the rest of the information is actually not covered by prism according to dutch intelligence service but sensual terrorists go to these core forums which are highly encrypted and hidden deep within the web so one really needs to know what they're looking for and where to find it a case in point could be this or not have brothers they have turned to one of the war no radical sources sometimes referred to as the vanity fair of al qaida though the web site existence is no secret for some reason u.s. security services failed to track down the brothers activity even after a tip off from russia and thereby they failed to prevent the boston bombings so although the cia and the n.s.a. say their surveillance programs are directed at protecting people it seems like they're too busy reading innocent people's e-mails. if you're outside the us how do you know if your online data is going to be gathered and closely examined by prism
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while going over to dot com to find out how the u.s. agency decides when to use your digital their digital magnifying glass abroad. adores president meanwhile says that snowden's fate is out of his hands and the whistle blower's next move depends on what russia does u.s. vice president joe biden urged to ecuador not to grant asylum to snowden but they can't do it anyway because while he's not on ecuadorian territory moscow though insists they will not be discussing what to do with the thirty year old anytime soon artie's. has more on the whistleblowers journey so far bunnings and snowden twenty nine years old as soon as edward snowden revealed himself as the with a woman he set off a catch me if you can hunt by the u.s. government want to get him caught and away is he now guessing game for the media after a tip off that snowden was on board
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a flight from hong kong to moscow the media started speculating as to his next move edward snowden flew from hong kong to moscow say that he will be able to have on the flight the situation descended into a farce when a crowd of journalists boarded a flight from moscow to havana only to find that the whistle blower was not on board a presumed to be stuck in an airport transit day so we took off without it so we committed to a twelve hour plus flight that was essentially a waste of time the global public city had turned one of america's most wanted man into a hero for some to others igs a traitor i think he has. committed crimes in fact by violating agreements given the position he had. several countries have been tangled up in this case the with the veiled threats from washington and bag and forth rhetoric we've registered our strong jepson objections to the authorities in hong kong as well as to the chinese government through diplomatic channels and we know that such
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behavior is the detrimental to us hong kong and us china bilateral relations. as for the possibility of extradition we do not have any such treaty signed with the united states but for ecuador a potential asylum destination snowden things have moved beyond mere rhetoric the country's move to scrap a trade agreement with the us risking economic losses standing its ground in the face of america's pressure agadez government is also said to be divided the safe passage document dated twenty second of june obtained by weeklies will snowden from the ecuadorian embassy in london was not authorized meanwhile the mystery continues as to snowden's the next means he's now waiting at present korea to make a decision on the asylum application without a pressure from the u.s. also in him not to grant it the door and president also said that the media attention surrounding snowden has actually diverted from the real story that of the
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n.s.a. surveillance documents but by snowden's own admission this was never going to be a story with a fairy tale ending you can't come forward against the world's most powerful intelligence agencies and be completely free from risk to mung with a r t moscow. where in the program we report on the ongoing instability in afghanistan and the shadow cast on us taliban negotiations stay with us to find out how far the sides are away from reaching a compromise. u.s. or president barack obama has pledged seven billion dollars to combat frequent power blackouts in. sub saharan africa this comes as the american leader is on the second leg of his three nation tour to the african continent to boost trade ties however obama's trip has been marred by protests in south africa riot police fired
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rubber bullets and stun grenades into angry crowds near johannesburg. saturday visit to adversity there were more demonstrations against american foreign policy in other cities across the country as well american aid to africa has been cut severely while washington has built up its military presence on the continent. organizer of the no protests across africa as america's only approach to resolving conflict is its. legacy to be a friend as long as you don't hold that contributed to its actions elsewhere than the increasing damage to the country and as far as i'm concerned the government is supposed to be opposed to that and so it doesn't assist in terms. that must conclude that african countries must be able to be independent the war on terror if he has to. lose that conflict. has to follow through
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a negotiated process and that's the biggest lesson of the country's intra day obama and his administration and many of his successes in the rest of them. and the case in point. the no bomb a campaign in so. many progressive organizations is opposed to precisely the ways in which the united states thinks of. letting this military presence has to do with precisely the. not only on line as well here's a taste of what we have lined up for you on our website. despite attempts old peace talks tensions between the two koreas remain high the north has begun upgrading its artillery on frontline military units on the border with the south you can head to our to dot com for the full story. also online a sarcastic comment or a terror plot violent threats over a computer game could land a teenager in jail for eight years even though he did say he was just joking and
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you can see the details. this week british prime minister david cameron visited kabul following a recent policy shift towards the taliban afghan president hamid karzai said that a recent taliban attack on the presidential palace would not prevent the negotiation process from going ahead washington is preparing for a troop drawdown in two thousand and fourteen amid ongoing instability in the nation that many believe was caused by the u.s. itself spoke to one of one man who has had personal experience in dealing with the taliban journalist. he was kidnapped by the insurgent group and held captive for forty eight days while reporting in afghanistan in two thousand and eight he believes that the militant organization will not compromise originally we went into afghanistan solely to do to dismantle to destroy if you will the taliban government and to destroy the. this war has morphed into has evolved into
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a war against the taliban the taliban as the military will tell you are on the ascendancy they are not losing they're willing to they're willing to continue to go forward all been announced proclaiming to the world that they are a sovereign nation by calling themselves islamic emirate of afghanistan that they will not negotiate as long as any troops are left any foreign troops are left in afghanistan so how do you say you're going to win if you're going to leave and you haven't won the war so you have two governments you know the government of afghanistan and in the eyes of the world this is a separate government of the taliban the president of afghanistan and the people who know what this all right now take a look at some other stories making headlines around the world for you this hour a fresh string of attacks across iraq has killed fifteen people including nine in a bombing at a football pitch in the capital most of the victims were boys under the age of sixteen violence also struck central iraq with shootings in four different cities iraq is in the midst of its deadliest wave of violence since the end of the
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country's civil conflict in two thousand and eight with fears sectarian charge of bloodshed could continue to escalate more than two thousand people have been killed in an. attack and fighting in iraq since the start of april. in saudi arabia seven cyber activists have been sentenced to between five and ten years in prison or rest of the year and a half ago for allegedly urging protests to social media although several of them did not personally participate in the world rolled some of the defendants claimed that they were even tortured to make them sign false confessions while in pretrial custody. two people have been killed as gunmen attacked a prison in the southern nigerian town of a coup or and it used explosives to free one hundred seventy five inmates is almost a second boku hama and al-qaeda linked group on sorrow. have been behind several prison raids in recent years but it is not clear whether they were behind this
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jailbreak or whether they had any members being held there. demonstrators clashed with police near maracana stadium in the rio de janeiro during the final game of the confederations cup in brazil protesters hurled rocks at authorities who responded with tear gas and stun grenades people are angry about the billions of dollars the brazilian government is spending on hosting global sporting events while social problems plague the country including a high crime rate i taxes and increasing transportation for. croatia has joined the european union after a decade of negotiations and at a time of financial crisis for the bloc thousands of people joined celebrations across the country but some residents say that they are uncertain what benefits membership will bring prices are almost the same as in france germany and italy but the average croatian income is nowhere near what people take home in those countries. at cannae needs a huge injection of funds. of funds to kickstart its ailing industries including
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agriculture shipping and construction. this week saw the first piece of russia's revamped navy take to the seas the stern of a mistral class helicopter carrier built in russia's st petersburg shipyard is now waiting its trip to france where the entire vessel will be fully assembled artie's murray for an ocean i was at the milestone launch from moscow and paris. if you think. it. was a very fine round according to the deal signed two years ago this shipyard in st petersburg will play a vital role in the fabrication of vessels the section built here will soon had to france for completion before making the return journey to enter the service in russia's navy although there's no champagne available to celebrate here today
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because a bottle of it was just smashed on the new ship or rather on this section of a new ship it's still a big day for a big ship law on the mistral class warships have enough capacity to carry sixteen helicopters up to forty tanks or armored vehicles and around six hundred troops and a range of around forty thousand kilometers the equivalent of a single trip around the entire globe and what's even maybe more important it is a multipurpose vessel if. this ship is like a swiss knife it can be used both for military and civilian purposes it's a hospital it's a command point it's an assault and it's a headquarters it would be great for each of our leads to have that ship however the purchase of the two ships is not without its critics some of russia's own ship builders complain that frons got a huge order to sort of the mastic shipyards they also say the deal has more political than economic benefits it's just recently emerged that the two mistrial
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quasi warships will not be able to operate in russia's bison winters without special lubricants that means more expense for the navy and dependence on a foreign supply chain others argue it's a win win situation for both countries france gets an order worth over a billion euro which will keep many of its shipbuilders in business more important now than ever because of the ongoing eurozone debt crisis while russia gets a warship that will consider. boost its military capacity and also gains access to a very latest naval technology the first ship is expected to join russia's navy by the end of next year with another one to follow and has to weather this one deal will lead to close the toys with perry's mosco will simply have to wait to see which way the wind blows from. st petersburg. coming up our special report def theater is here on our t.v. stay with us.
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when the great spade blind to what is happening in their country. the american dream is disappearing. the houses with gardens are. the poor are left hopeless the streets are full of angry chromes fighting against. hikes who stole the american dream. obama's africa the u.s. president's trip to this continent is criticized by some is too little too late indeed washington continues to be seen by many africans as a source for outside democracy promotion and the creeping militarisation of the continent obama is calling card has always been pretty green much hope for. wealthy british style. right.

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